Quit Smoking

Quit smoking aids are designed to help smokers reduce and eventually stop tobacco use. These aids come in various forms, each targeting different aspects of the smoking habit and nicotine dependence. Understanding the different types can help individuals choose the most suitable method for their quit journey.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT):

NRTs provide a controlled dose of nicotine without the harmful chemicals found in tobacco. They help ease withdrawal symptoms and cravings.
Patches: These are applied to the skin and deliver a steady dose of nicotine throughout the day.
Gum and Lozenges: Chewed or placed in the mouth, they release nicotine quickly, useful for sudden cravings.
Nasal Sprays and Inhalers: Deliver nicotine more rapidly than patches or gum, closely mimicking the nicotine hit from smoking.
Prescription Non-Nicotine Medications:

Bupropion (Zyban): An antidepressant that reduces cravings and withdrawal symptoms. It’s thought to work by increasing levels of certain brain chemicals.
Varenicline (Chantix): Works by blocking the nicotine receptors in the brain, reducing pleasure from smoking and easing withdrawal symptoms.

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